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On the Right Honourable Lady Betty Bertie's Birth-Day.

Inserted at the Request of Norris Bertie, Esq;

1 The day that gave Eliza breath,
2 May give ten thousand swains their death.
3 Why then, fond youth! so wond'rous gay,
4 Is this a fit rejoycing day?
5 As well might Priam's subjects load
6 The altars of their guardian God:
7 As well express untimely Joy,
8 At the great birth-day of the Boy
9 Whom fate ordain'd to fire their Troy.

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Title (in Source Edition): On the Right Honourable Lady Betty Bertie's Birth-Day. Inserted at the Request of Norris Bertie, Esq;
Author: Mary Jones
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Miscellanies in Prose and Verse. By Mary Jones Oxford: Printed; and delivered by Mr. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, Mr. Clements in Oxford, and Mr. Frederick in Bath, MDCCL., 1750, p. 112. vi,[1],xlv,[1],405p. (ESTC T115196)

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